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Collection de l'Art Brut

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Address: 11 av des Bergieres, Lausanne 1004, Switzerland
Phone Number: 41 21 315 25 70
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Fascinating and troubling art

This wonderful museum exhibits the works of artists who have various types of mental handicaps and have been interned in asylums. Much of the collection is possible thanks to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Dallas, Oregon
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Dallas, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This wonderful museum exhibits the works of artists who have various types of mental handicaps and have been interned in asylums. Much of the collection is possible thanks to the work of artist Jean Dubuffet. I can't say enough about the fascinating nature of this art and one can spend hours in this house examining the work of the hundreds... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Europe is rich in terms of its art collection. This museum however stands out as it is artwork from people who are not a part of mainstream society (prisoners, patients, loners etc.). Awesome work!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much better than expected for a small city. Eclectic mix of lesser known artists using a multitude of mediums and subjects. Well lit, organized and labeled. Four floors with the right amount of art. I am still amazed at the artists stories.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here many times to bring friends visiting from abroad. It has an amazing collection and very interesting exhibitions every time I visit. In my opinion it's one of the most interesting things to see in Lausanne.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible concept for an art museum! After traveling through Europe for almost two months, this collection was a breath of fresh air and an important experience on its own. I really hope this concept of giving a voice to those neglected on the fringe through displaying their unconventional art masterpieces spreads to other corners of the world!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Amazing place, not only by the exhibits but the place is also a very interesting old house. The exhibits linger a long time in your mind, just open your eyes and your heart.

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

What a surprising and touching collection this is! Truly nothing else compares. Be sure to get to all the floors, and be prepared to check bags in the lockers on the ground floor. Not cheap--nothing in Switzerland is cheap--but well worth it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

You need an open mind and open heart to see, observe, and appreciate the art here - take your time, but make it to the top floor to see the current exhibit. It is a powerful museum experience, that delves into the minds and uncovers the treasures of tormented, but expressive souls.

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Tartu, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

A collection of art done by people usually not considered artists. Some works are truly amazing and some not so good. A lot of character is in the stories of the people behind the art.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Very unique collection and some truly amazing pieces of art work, all carefully curated. Must visit in Lausanne! No. 2 bus will take you right there.

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